Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz on Wednesday publicly disagreed with a new
Global Zero study led by retired Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Gen. James Cartwright that calls for reducing the U.S. nuclear arsenal over a
decade from roughly 5,000 to 900 weapons and eliminating the Air Force's
intercontinental ballistic missiles. Asked about the report during an
appearance at the Brookings Institution, Schwartz called it "far fetched,"
adding that Cartwright's recommendations, if implemented, could spark
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